Tops Shares New Song And Video “Colder & Closer” – Launches North American Tour April 3rd

On the heels of their latest single “Witching Hour,” Montreal four-piece TOPS are sharing a new song and video. “Colder & Closer” is a shimmering yet lean pop production with lyrical meditations on the social isolation that often plagues casual intimacy. The Mashie Alam-directed visual artfully represents this by following singer Jane Penny through an alternating lens of thermal and normal vision.

Speaking on the video, Alam says: “Jane had this really amazing vision where she hoped to convey the feeling of being immensely close to someone. The choice of using thermal footage was made because we wanted to see, feel, and immerse ourselves into the varying temperatures of the body as it heats up, cools down, responds to touch, and feels alone. We created a movement composition that travels between a live action world and a thermal world! The idea was to visually explore the dynamic of being far (in the live action world) and being close (in the thermal world)! Eventually the juxtaposing jumps between the two worlds merge into an immersive thermal universe to evoke a climactic sense of closeness from where there is no return.”

“Colder & Closer” is the latest offering from TOPS’ new album, I Feel Alive, out April 3rd via their own label Musique TOPS, following the aforementioned “Witching Hour” and the album’s title-track. The song also arrives ahead of TOPS’ tour this Spring. Beginning April 3rd in Las Vegas, they’ll make stops in Austin, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and more, before closing out the run May 4th in San Diego. They’ll be joined by Honey Harper, Sorry Girls, and Better Person on select dates. Tickets are available on their website.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

4/3 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon*
4/4 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole*
4/5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
4/6 – El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
4/7 – Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon*
4/9 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk*
4/10 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
4/11 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
4/13 – Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe*
4/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
4/15 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight*
4/16 – Washington D.C. @ Union Stage*^
4/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s^
4/18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom*^
4/20 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*^
4/21 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Rialto#^
4/22 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall#^
4/23 – Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx#^
4/24 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle#^
4/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club#^
4/28 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Theatre#
4/29 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile#
4/30 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge#
5/1 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent#
5/2 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre#
5/4 – San Diego, CA @ Music Box#

5/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Berghain Kantine
5/12 – Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
5/13 – Köln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
5/14 – Münster, Germany @ Gleis 22
5/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
5/16 – Paris, France @ Le Beau festival @ La Station
5/18 – Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
5/19 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
5/20 – Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan’s
5/21 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
5/22 – Manchester, UK @ YES
5/23 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
5/24 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
5/25 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
5/27 – Lille, France @ La Bulle Café
5/28 – Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
5/29 – Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
5/30 – Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko
6/1 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound @ Sala Apolo
6/3 – Lyon, France @ Sonic
6/4 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Zukunft
6/5 – Milano, Italy @ Ohibo

* = w/ Honey Harper
# = w/ Sorry Girls
^ = w/ Better Person